Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Klempson going with a "Orange Out" and having a TigerWalk

Gotta give Dabo credit for stirring things up and generating some energy for the 3-3 tigers vs the revamped GT. Here is the letter sent to me from a friend to CU students from Dabo-

Dear Students,
I want to take time to thank Terry Don Phillips and Clemson University for the opportunity to serve as Clemson’s Head Coach for the remainder of the season.
I’m extremely excited about the remaining games, particularly our next game against Georgia Tech. It is extremely important to me to engage our student body so they can get behind our team and support these players for the remainder of the season. Student support is critical to our team and to me personally; therefore, for the Georgia Tech game, I’d like to implement our solid orange concept full force by having an orange-out for the Georgia Tech game. Our team will wear all orange for Georgia Tech and I ask you to join in by wearing orange to support the team. Additionally, we will have the first ever TigerWalk, which will begin from Perimeter Road (near Jervey Athletic Center) and continue through the parking lot (Lot #5) located behind the West End Zone as they enter the locker room to dress for the game. The team will arrive approximately at 10:00 a.m. and I ask that you show up and be loud and proud!
I also plan to invite all the students to a practice and plan for a pep rally in the near future. Student support is vital to our success and I encourage you to get behind this team and demonstrate the Clemson spirit. You will be hearing from me with regards to the pep rally and student practice invitation. We need to exemplify One Clemson.
Thank you in advance for your support and remember – Wear Orange and Go Tigers!
Go Tigers!
Dabo Swinney
Head Football Coach


Anonymous said...

This stat speaks volumes: When facing third-and-7 or longer this season, the Tigers have converted 2-of-34 chances (5.9 percent), which ranks 118th out of 119 Football Bowl Subdivision teams, according to ESPN.

Anonymous said...

Only one of two wins against Football Championship Subdivision teams can count toward bowl eligibility, so Clemson must finish with a 7-5 record to reach the postseason. Without a bowl berth, Phillips likely moves forward with his replacement search.

That means the Tigers must win four of their final six games — and none look like easy wins.

Georgia Tech has an unorthodox offense and the league’s marquee defensive line — making it the least ideal team for a staff both scrambling to prepare and breaking in a new quarterback.

Then Clemson has road games at Boston College and Florida State, a home game against improved Duke and a road game at rejuvenated Virginia before the USC finale.